CPAC Experience Wrap Up
Inspired by my Fedora friend, Da Tech Guy and his one liner recap of CPAC, here are a few off-the-cuff, in no particular order, reflections on CPAC 2011:
To be clear, I was not the index patient for the CPAC2011 Plague.
This is CPAC #4 for me and I still get lost finding the Blogger’s Lounge.
Now that David Keene has stepped down and handed the reigns over to Al Cardenas, I believe the real Sarah Palin will make her debut at CPAC.
CPAC gets your blogging groove going with coffee and danish in the morning followed by soda and chocolate in the afternoon.
Check out the exhibit hall earlier rather than later during the conference. The exhibitors pack up early on Saturday, so your best time to visit would be Thursday or Friday. Seriously, you don’t want to miss this:
I don’t care how many CPAC straw polls Ron Paul win, he is not an electable candidate for president.
At Freedomwork’s Blog Bash 11, guests screened clips from the upcoming movie ‘Atlas Shrugged‘. Impressive cinematography. I look forward to the April 15th premier.
CPAC Blogger of the Year: Javier Manjarres – a well earned award. Congratulation Javier!
Connecticut Avenue has great diversity of restaurants, pubs and such, so skip the hotel fare and dig into the food choices outside the hotel. If you like Indian cuisine, I know just the place.
Skip the Marriott in favor of a guest-house. I would suggest a cozy B&B situated across from the Marriott – actually, just stay at the B&B.
Let’s Roll! Michele Bachmann fires up CPAC in her opening speech.
Pamela Gellar should be a participating sponsor at CPAC, instead of hosting her own event outside of official events. Perhaps now that David Keene is gone, this will happen.
Lots of talented writers, thinkers and photographers at the Blogger Lounge. It is good to open yourself to new ideas amongst these good people.
I have a fuzzy recollection of punching a potted fern leaf.
Kruiser Kabana is becoming a tradition at conservative/right of center blogger gatherings.
CPAC is a place to find new friends – Katy’s Conservative Corner – one of the strongest women in the blogosphere. Check out Verum Serum where truth percolates, and Seton Motley, who gives flowers to pretty girls.
While at CPAC it is always a good idea to introduce yourself to Da Tech Guy – the gentleman with the Fedora. He is a wonderful blogging companion, purveyor of tasty cannoli and tea brewer extraordinaire.
GOProud should participate in CPAC mainly because they know how to throw a good party Ahh yes…I rediscovered my love for Twister at the Breitbart/BankofKev/GoProud Bash.
I applaud gays that are pro-life. Sadly, it seems this important message gets overshadowed by bigot remarks.
Haley Barbour is rising in likability. Glad I had the opportunity to meet him.
Rummy! Rummy! Rummy!
Congressman Allen West – It just rolls of the keyboard, I’ll never tire of typing it. Looking forward to someday typing: President West.
Taking time to chat with congressional representatives is a better way to judge their character than simply grabbing an interview.
Check out Scott D’Amboise. He is running a primary challenge against Olympia Snowe. Family man, patriot and small business owner – he is exactly the type of candidate we need in the Senate.
I’m sure I’ve skipped an item or two. This post will be updated frequently to accommodate flashbacks.
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